Horse Health Matters®

Dental Care

Dental Abscesses in Horses

EquiMed Staff

Dental Abscesses in Horses

by EquiMed Staff

April 7, 2017 10:49

Horses do not usually develop cavities in their teeth. Instead, dental infections usually begin at the root of the tooth and are often preceded by gum infection …

First Aid

Emergency Colic Treatment

Flossie Sellers

Emergency Colic Treatment

by Flossie Sellers

April 7, 2017 11:09

 Read to learn about the causes of colic, what to do when your horse colics, and the importance of fast, effective treatment …

Fitness And Conditioning

Equine Conditioning Principles

EquiMed Staff

Equine Conditioning Principles

by EquiMed Staff

April 13, 2017 16:09

Learn how to achieve a conditioning and training effect by gradually increasing workload and determining an appropriate diet while considering your horse's …

Healthy Barn

Barn and Stable Ventilation

Flossie Sellers

Barn and Stable Ventilation

by Flossie Sellers

April 20, 2017 14:32

Learn about the 5 ways you can improve air quality for your horse and how good ventilation makes your barn a healthy place for your horse and you …

Tip of the Day

A messy main that falls on both sides of the crest can be trained to lie on one side with a little work. Simply pull the main to the desired side and make a series of 1 inch braids. Apply setting gel daily for three days. Remove braids, wash and brush. With a little luck, the main will be trained to stay on the desired side.

Build A French Drain to Improve Barn Drainage

by Katie Navarra

April 27, 2017 13:32

Learn about how to construct a French drain and other solutions to drainage problems if you are plagued with standing water and a muddy barn yard after …

Hoof Care

How do you shoe a horse with crooked legs …

Doug Butler, PhD, CJF, FWCF

How do you shoe a horse with crooked legs …

by Doug Butler, PhD, CJF, FWCF

May 1, 2017 15:55

No horse is perfect, but some horses have legs that require extra care due to an angular deformity. This article discusses the best practices for the farrier …

Lameness

Recognizing Lameness in Your Horse

EquiMed Staff

Recognizing Lameness in Your Horse

by EquiMed Staff

May 2, 2017 15:26

Horse lameness can be both observed from the ground and felt while riding. For the new horse owner, and sometimes for an equine veterinarian, recognizing …

Reproductive Care

Postnatal Care of Your Foal

EquiMed Staff

Postnatal Care of Your Foal

by EquiMed Staff

May 7, 2017 13:16

Finally, your new baby foal arrives. Give your newborn foal a great start in life by attending to his postnatal care. The comprehensive article helps you begin …

Essentials

Meeting the Horse's Basic Dietary Needs

by EquiMed Staff

May 3, 2017 11:17

Horses require basic nutrition elements in proper proportions and amounts. This article discuss the equine's basic dietary needs, giving you the information you …

General Care

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

November 8, 2018 11:24

Read about the many types of parasites that can affect your horse and learn how using the three "arms" of strategic deworming can be an answer to your parasite …

General Care

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

April 21, 2017 10:34

An effective equine vaccination program always begins with a discussion with your veterinarian and why the risk factors in your particular area of the country …

First Aid

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

EquiMed Staff

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

by EquiMed Staff

April 10, 2017 10:26

Minor injuries and illnesses in horses can turn into costly or catastrophic situations if not recognized and treated promptly. Read to learn the 5 principles of …

Word of the Day

Billet

A leather or synthetic strap with punched holes that is used to attach the girth or cinch to a saddle.

Want a Healthy Horse? Look to the Way Horses Live in the Wild …

by EquiMed Staff

April 25, 2017 13:06

Over the years, researchers have thoroughly investigated the evolution of horses and determined that the way horses live in the wild can serve as a guide for …

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adjective
  1. absolutely necessary; extremely important.
    synonyms: crucial, necessary, key, vital, indespensable, important, of the essence, critcal imperative, manditory, compulsory, obligatory

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Quote of the Day

A horse will never tire of a rider who possesses both tact and sensitivity because he will never be pushed beyond his possibilities.

Nuno Oliveira

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